Windows Azure and SharePoint–Better Together

If you have a product or service that currently runs on SharePoint and want to take advantage of the reach and scalability afforded by the Windows Azure cloud you should not miss this webcast.     SharePoint is one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing platform technologies and Windows Azure is shifting the way in which we build for…

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Choosing between SQL Server, SQL Azure, SharePoint and Access

               Microsoft provides a rich set of database technologies that can be use to implement on-premise and cloud based products and services.  The question of which tool to use for a given scenario often comes up. This well thought-out white paper lists the pros and cons of each one and the reasons…

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SharePoint Online and SharePoint Feature Comparison

If you are an ISV with a SharePoint service or solution and you are considering increasing your product’s reach by moving some or all of it to the Office 365 cloud-based version of SharePoint you are most likely looking at SharePoint online as a vehicle.    In order to do this you need to be…

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Developing SharePoint Applications that Run On-Premise or in the Cloud

If you are an ISV considering moving an on-premise SharePoint application to SharePoint Online or interested in developing applications that can run in either mode this webcast is one that you should not miss. Starting with an overview of the differences between SharePoint 2010 and the version of SharePoint Online that is part of Office…

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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Reviewed

I just finished reading an excellent book:  Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform by Seroter, Fairweather, Thomas, Sexton and Ramani. (PACKT Publishing 2010.)  IMHO this is a book that all ISVs and other developers basing their solutions on Microsoft technology should read. Although not physically divided into parts, logically the first “part” of the…

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SharePoint and Azure?

          Of course SharePoint does not work in Windows Azure (yet), but there are ways to integrate with and leverage SharePoint capabilities with Windows Azure.   Here are some resources that illustrate how to do this. (See Steve Fox’s blog for more ideas on the subject.) PDC 2010 Session: Integrating SharePoint with Windows Azure MSDN…

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SharePoint in the Cloud

SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service, hosted by Microsoft, for businesses of all sizes. as an alternative to installing and deploying SharePoint Server on premises.  Any business can now simply subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide their employees with an enterprise-grade solution to create sites to share documents and insights with colleagues, partners and customers….


From Warsaw, Poland: Microsoft Technology Summit 2010

This week, I got an opportunity to present on CRM 2011, xRM, Azure, SharePoint, BPOS at Microsoft Technology Summit (MTS) 2010, Warsaw, Poland. This is my first trip to Eastern Europe (and Poland is my 11th country to visit), and I like it so far.   MTS2010 seems a popular conference in Poland; we have…